Category Archives: 2011

The C.E.O. – A Fun Poem

The C.E.O. – A Fun Poem Fun poem by Rene Sonsmann from the Smirking Chimp. I love poetry. Always have. So here goes. THE C.E.O. The company’s share price had failed to perform And anxious fund managers demanded reform. The … Continue reading

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Beyond NAFTA 2.0

BEYOND NAFTA 2.0Toward a Progressive Trade Agenda for People and Planet Ethan Earle, Manuel Pérez-Rocha, and Scott Sinclair, eds. – July 2019DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT (English), 84 pp http://www.rosalux-nyc.org/wp-content/files_mf/beyondnaftaenglishfinaljuly17.pdf

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The Great Ecumene of the Churches against Capitalism

by Franz Segbers, academia.edu “This economy kills!” The pope and the ecumene of 350 churches decry the neoliberal economy of exclusion. The economy serving life could supersede the idolatry of money-multiplication and plutocracy. The poor and marginalized are subjects in … Continue reading

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From Punitive Tariffs and Trade Conflicts to Economic War by Joachim Bischoff and Erhard Crome

Trump’s punitive attacks on several trading partners, above all China, are changing suddenly into a destruction of the multilateral structures of the world market. With the policy of “America first,” the president wants to restore or develop the past hegemony … Continue reading

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Sanctions and Double Standards

Sanctions and Double Standards by Fabian Goldman, Florian Zollmann and Hans Blix, August 2019 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/03/18825920.php Sanctions are war with other means-and not an alternative to war. The civilian population pays the price with their bodies and their lives. Export prohibitions … Continue reading

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How Dangerous is Donald Trump? by Jeffrey Sachs and others, August 15, 2019

08/15/2019 https://gegenblende.dgb.de/artikel/++co++8e31f44a-be89-11e9-ac40-52540088cada HOW DANGEROUS IS DONALD TRUMP? Von Jeffrey D. Sachs, Bandy X. Lee und Ruth Ben-Ghiat New York University and expert on authoritarian regimes and their rulers. Bandy X. Lee is a forensic psychiatrist at the Yale School of … Continue reading

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The Gigantic Chasm Between Democratic Rhetoric and Capitalist Reality

Interview with Rainer Mausfeld, July 2019 Democracy promises the greatest possible freedom from social fear and social determination. Democracy means renouncing on one of the most effective rule techniques: the systematic production of social fear. When those exercising power systematically … Continue reading

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From Ayn Rand to Paul Ryan: Capitalism as Morality

by Stefan Wallaschek, University of Bremen, Blaetter 10/2012 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/12/18825415.php Society doesn’t play any role in Ayn Rand’s perspective. Rand reduced persons to the bourgeois who only thinks in economic categories and only needs to respect himself – and no one … Continue reading

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House Resolution Condemning President Trump’s racist comments

House Resolution Condemning President Trump’s racist comments, July 15, 2019, 4 pphttps://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6200155/House-Resolution-Condemning-Trump-Comments.pdf

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Karl Polanyi on Unfettered Capitalism

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/07/437720.shtml by Rainer Hank and Wolfgang Merkel Karl Polanyi condemned profit greed and deregulated markets. Today’s capitalism critics are his heirs and don’t know it. An unfettered capitalism is responsible for the world coming out of joint. The ancestors of … Continue reading

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